Full Sail Wins 14 Medals at World Beer Championships

FullSailHood River, Oregon – Nine gold and five silver medals from the World Beer Championships have just been added to Full Sail Brewing Company’s impressive list of awards and accolades. Every singlebeer entered by Full Sail has earned gold or silver medals at this year’s competition.

“To take home a silver or gold for every one of our beers is such an extraordinary accomplishment. At Full Sail we believe that brewing is the perfect blend of art and science and this sweep acknowledges the passion and commitment to quality that we bring to every brew with our 27 years of brewing. Balance, elegance and Session-ability are our defining brewery characteristics and we’re thrilled to once again earn the highest awards for our beers,” said Jamie Emmerson, Full Sail’s Executive Brewmaster. “We don’t brew our beers to win medals, but we’re honored when we do. Our customers are the ultimate judges and we strive to consistently brew all our beers with them in mind. Thanks to all our beer fans and friends for your ongoing support.”


Full Sail Amber Ale

Full Sail IPA

Full Sail Wassail Winter Ale

Full Sail Wreck the Halls

Full Sail ESB

Full Sail Nut Brown Ale

Session Premium Lager

Session Export Lager

Full Sail Oktoberfest


Full Sail Pilsner

Session Black Premium Dark Lager

Session Fest Premium Red Lager

Session IPA

Full Sail Bourbon Imperial Stout

The World Beer Championships are a blind tasting competition conducted by the Beverage Testing Institute (BTI) of Chicago, Illinois.  The competition included beers from many highly respected brewers from around the world including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and the United States. Tasting notes from the competition are available at www.tastings.com.

About Full Sail Brewing Company: 

Founded in 1987, the independent and employee-owned Full Sail Brewery is perched on a bluff in Hood River, Oregon, overlooking the most epic wind and kite surfing spot in the world. Over the last 27 years, Full Sail has collected more than 300 national and international awards for their beers and sustainable practices, including 150 Gold medals and was recently named Craft Brewer of the Year by Beverage World Magazine for their years of “sustainable stewardship, quality, consistency and operational ingenuity. Among the company’s most popular brews are Full Sail Amber, IPA, Pilsner, Pub Series, Session, Session Black, and Session Fest lagers. At this very moment their specialists in the liquid refreshment arts are crafting barley and hops into your next beer.  The Full Sail Brew Pub is open seven days a week. Swing by for a pintgrab a bitetour the brewery, or just soak up the view